It is hard to think beyond the current pandemic. Distance from it will reveal the most intensive 18-month period of innovation since the second World War. This is especially true in the realm of healthcare. In the post-COVID healthcare world, data gathering systems, applied machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), and data science will seamlessly blend to become the new normal. Hospitals that do not keep up with this technological leap and fail to integrate AI throughout their systems will ultimately lose standing with insurance companies, suffer damage to their public reputation, and most importantly, provide inferior patient outcomes compared to their competitors.